Angelina Jolie has an 'uphill battle' in divorce case against Brad Pitt even after Judge Ouderkirk's removal?

Updated on Jul 29, 2021 11:41 PM IST  |  192.5K
   
Angelina Jolie's recent court victory may not make a big difference for her court battle with Brad Pitt
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Angelina Jolie recently enjoyed a minor victory in her lengthy court battle against Brad Pitt as her request for removal of Judge John W. Ouderkirk was granted. As per AP, Jolie had sought for his removal owing to his previous relationship with Pitt's attorney Anne C. Kiley. While the removal of Ouderkirk from their case is being considered to be a plus point for Jolie, according to LA divorce attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, who spoke to US Weekly, the case is still very much stuck in the same zone and far from over.

Kaplan while speaking to US Weekly discussed Pitt and Jolie's messy divorce and custody battle and estimated that the duo has pent “hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not in the millions” on litigation. Further adding on about the recent development in the case and if it will help Angelina ahead, the attorney mentioned, "She’s still got an uphill battle because now there is historical observation rather than future projection [of how the children are doing]."

Although Jolie seemed to have breathed a sigh of relief following Judge Ouderkirk's removal considering he had previously granted Pitt and her joint custody of their children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13, in May's court hearing. With his disqualification from the case, the ruling can now be overturned.

Pitt, on the other hand, seems to have not taken Jolie's recent victory with much regard and as per US Weekly, a spokesperson of the actor stated, "The appeals court ruling was based on a technical procedural issue. The facts haven’t changed." The spokesperson further continued to mention that they will continue to do what's important legally and what will be best for the children.

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Comments
Anonymous : This is why so many children are a mess. Single woman who have a ton of kids.
REPLY 5 1 month ago
Anonymous : How is she allowed to travel overseas with his children? She needs his consent. Is he he allowing her to do what she likes? No wonder she plays him like a fool.
REPLY 7 1 month ago
Anonymous : She needs his consent to take the children out of the country.
REPLY 5 1 month ago
Anonymous : Actress Angelina Jolie was been made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy. This isn't just a custody trial. Those in high places have a hand in this court case.
REPLY 5 1 month ago
Anonymous : His legal team need to step up and do their homework. It appears she has no issue to talk about his addiction, while they were afraid to expose the mothers addictions while raising their kids.
REPLY 9 1 month ago
Anonymous : Sure 3 judges could see this was manipulation and a waste of the courts time. Angelina waited until a decision was made that ruled against her. Even lawyers are questioning how this decision was made.
REPLY 7 1 month ago
Anonymous : The Queen also knighted Jimmie Savile
REPLY 0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous : You can't understand how it feels when a woman asks for a divorce, and the man treated like an idiot, actually is more successful than he has ever been without her. Hell hath no fury than a crazy woman.
REPLY 9 1 month ago
Anonymous : His lawyers need to reimburse him because no way should they have lost that case.
REPLY 10 1 month ago
Anonymous : Children a commodity. Angelina knows this better than most women. Hence the adoptions and not the pain and suffering it takes a mother to have her own children.
REPLY 6 1 month ago
Anonymous : The problem with lawyers is they drag it out for as long as possible.
REPLY 7 1 month ago
Anonymous : I don't see any effort to disgrace the her, even though there is plenty of evidence online to do so. Strange because he was cleared, yet all I read is a woman who has been relentless to destroy his reputation.
REPLY 14 1 month ago
Anonymous : He really thought she wanted him back.
REPLY 0 1 month ago
Anonymous : This whole time this case has focused on the father. Did no one think to investigate the mother? The daughter was raised as a boy. Is that not child abuse?
REPLY 9 1 month ago
Anonymous : Plenty of media evidence of the short hair cuts and dressed as a boy as a toddler.
REPLY 1 1 month ago
Anonymous : Poor Kids
REPLY 2 1 month ago
Anonymous : There has NEVER been a case in California where a judge got disqualified and an entire case got destroyed because of this spin...." he did not disclose cases timely enough." Something fishy and shady went down in appellate court. This needs to be investigated.
REPLY 9 1 month ago
Anonymous : How does a top law firm lose on a slight technicality with a 10% chance of losing a very public case? How does a judge with an exceptional career get disgraced over a slight technicality, that can be applied to many cases? Why would you start a court case from scratch at the end of the case? Why did she wait for a decision before lodging an appeal if she knew before?? When extention had already been APPROVED, with full disclosure... Most likely there are bigger sources at play. Jolie works for the UN don't forget. Most likely very powerful influencial people have just been exposed. . Corruption at the highest level.
REPLY 12 1 month ago
Anonymous : Truth Just Now Do you people understand that basically any judge in the past 6 years could easily be disqualified due to this lame and rather weak spin? Most lawyers I have talked to, felt this was a long shot. Every LA judge that is prominent is going to have multiple cases. Angelina wants to hire a judge that will favor her, her own patsy. She wants to start the case over with coached testimony from the kids and more false allegations of dv. Ouderkirk never hid his cases from her nor is that grounds to disqualify him. Lawyers and judges don't constantly confide in each other over every little detail in other cases that are not relevant to them. Why did her lawyer not look at Ouderkirk's updated case file? When she asked, he provided that info. That is the procedure. Reply
REPLY 10 1 month ago
Anonymous : There was corruption and shadiness going on with the appeals court. Most people were shocked and I hope Brad can find a legal breakthrough with the Supreme Court. Ouderkirk did not deserve this. Brad does not deserve to lose everything because Jolie plays dirty
REPLY 10 1 month ago
Anonymous : Pitt should Sue Angelina
REPLY 5 1 month ago
Anonymous : Ouderkirk did not have a previous relationship with Anne Kiley, he had previous cases with the law firm and current cases. She knew all about it for 4 years. He never hid his cases from her and the appeals court made an unethical, destructive choice based on spin. Angelina's former lawyers also had cases with him. Samantha is in San Francisco, so she didn't have the same clash with the LA judge. All judges would have a history with Brad Pitt's law firm. There was no exclusivity agreement
REPLY 9 1 month ago